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March 13, 2003
"Snowmobilers Riding High in Yellowstone" (March 9) fails to mention the heavy lobbying by the snowmobile industry, which donated large sums of money to the Republicans. Rep. Joseph Hoeffel (D-Pa.) laments that "it's going to take public outrage" to reverse the Bush administration's lifting of the ban on snowmobiles in the park. Apparently, the fact that public opinion runs 4 to 1 against snowmobiles isn't enough outrage for President Bush. Nor is the opposition of the Environmental Protection Agency (under the hamstrung "leadership" of Christie Whitman)
June 4, 2004
On May 30 (Commentary), editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez has a U.S. couple watching television. The man says: "I'm tired of reality shows. Let's watch something that has nothing to do with reality." Whereupon the woman says, "How about a Michael Moore film?" To heck with Moore. How about a Ramirez cartoon? Terry Mills Lakewood I salute Ramirez's cartoon, which humorously informs the too-willing-to-believe liberals about how Moore warps, twists, stretches and slants to distort the truth.
November 29, 2001
John Balzar belittles my desire to keep my personal affairs private and ridicules the idea of encrypting electronic data ("Let's Hear It for Busybodies," Commentary, Nov. 25). This cannot escape unchallenged. Nothing sinister should be inferred when I want to keep my e-mail or computer files private. These are indeed my private thoughts, and I want to choose carefully with whom I share them. We all have secrets that we do not want to share with our neighbors, police, employers, telemarketers or other strangers.
February 28, 1986 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) told delegates to the National Governors Assn. Sunday that it was a shame they couldn't be home watching television, for they were missing fascinating coverage of the Philippine rebellion. Indeed, in recent days Americans have seen a rare video docudrama, a revolution. Since last November, both sides in the Philippines have played out their conflict on the evening news in the United States, on morning talk shows and on late-night programs.
February 9, 2004
Re "Massachusetts Grants Gays Right to Marry," Feb. 5: Gov. Mitt Romney says, "We've heard from the court, but not from the people." I say, gay marriage is not to be decided by the will of the people because, unfortunately, too many people oppose it. Like some other controversial issues, gay marriage should be decided only in court, where logic overrules prejudice. Think of gay marriage today as being like school integration in the 1950s: If that had been decided by the will of the people, do you think it ever would have happened?
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